Loss of power can be devastating for businesses. With the frequency of thunderstorms and extreme weather in St. Louis, businesses in this area are at greater risk for outages. The best way to avoid the downsides of an electrical outage is by having an alternate power source on standby. In the event of unexpected power loss, a commercial backup generator will keep your business running until utility power is restored.

How Do Commercial Generators Work?

Commercial generators are convenient and reliable. In the event of an outage, power will automatically switch over from the utility to your generator in a matter of seconds, with the help of an automatic transfer switch (ATS). Once the electricity comes back on, the ATS will automatically switch the power back to the utility source again. So you don’t have to switch it over yourself. In fact, you don’t even need to be onsite when it happens. And since your backup generator will be run by propane or natural gas, you’ll never have to worry about refueling.

Benefits of Installing a Commercial Backup Generator

Lack of electricity could lead to workflow interruptions, costly project delays, perishable product loss, and even employee endangerment. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented with the installation of a backup generator. A commercial backup generator provides the following benefits:

  • Keeps the lights, air conditioning, and heat on during an outage
  • Powers your computers, communication systems, and security system
  • Keeps your employees safe and productive
  • Protects your revenue stream and inventory
  • Shows customers you’re reliable and keeps them coming back

What Businesses Are in Greatest Need of Backup Power?

In today’s world, backup power is important for all types of businesses, whether small or large. But some are in greater need than others. Businesses that benefit the most from having a reliable backup generator include schools, hospitals, restaurants, and grocery stores. As a business owner, it’s up to you to weigh the costs and benefits and decide whether a commercial backup generator is a good investment for your company.

Homes can also benefit from backup power. To see a backup generator in action at both a residential and a commercial property, check out this video from Kohler.

At Paramount Electric, our expert electricians will evaluate your property and identify the best location for your commercial backup generator. Based on this evaluation, we can recommend a generator, transfer switch, and fuel source that will most adequately fit your needs. To schedule a free bid on your generator installation project, contact us! Call our office at 314-266-6551 or email service@paramountstl.com.